Bridges of Hope

Bridges of Hope

On October 3rd 2013, 150 people came together from across the Middlesbrough area to learn, share and pray together about issues of poverty.  The conference was opened by Rt Rev.Terence Drainey, Bishop Of Middlesbrough and included a rich and varied programme, with presentations from Teesside University and Andy McDonald MP, stories from local people and church-based projects.  The key findings of "Faith in Action" a report into Christain Social Action around Middlesbrough were presented and followed up with some theological reflection from Revd Canon Dr Stephen Cherry.  Audio files are available below for you to listen into the day.

Opening Remarks and Prayer (Audio)
Rt Revd Terence P Drainey - Roman Catholic Bishop of Middlesbrough

The Impact of Welfare Reforms in Middlesbrough (Audio and Powerpoint)
Dr Paul Crawshaw - Teeside University

Faith in Action in Middlesbrough (Research Report - Audio)
Heather Black - Together Middlesbrough Development Worker
Presentation of Together Middlesbrough’s ‘Faith in Action’ Report

Stories of Hope – what projects are doing in Middlesbrough (Audio)
Introduced by Heather Black – Together Middlesbrough Development Worker
Safe Families for Children – Sonia Daniels
Christians Against Poverty – Anne Young &  Chantelle
John Paul Centre – Stephen Merckz
Methodist Asylum Project – Ailsa Adamson
St John’s Church, South Bank – Terry Leathley
Pioneer Credit Union – John Botham

Q&A Session with Andy McDonald MP, following his talk ‘Am I my Brother’s Keeper?’ (Audio)

Theological Reflection (Audio)
Revd Canon Dr Stephen Cherry – Durham Cathedral

Author: Heather Black

Date: 02 October 2013